The concept of ‘blue economy’ is gaining momentum. It is all about using ocean resources for economic growth, improved livelihoods and jobs, while preserving ocean and coastal ecosystem health.
Violent extremism remains a persistent threat to many societies and it has spread across countries, regions and conflicts. More than ever, the world needs a strong and coordinated UN that can fulfill… Read more
As climate change continues to exacerbate the impact of natural hazards, the importance of valuable and contextually appropriate risk information cannot be overstated. According to Swiss Re’s… Read more
I love working for islands, and not just because of their nature, people and weather. Islands are the canaries in the coal mine for how we treat our planet. They are not responsible for climate… Read more
The Arab region is experiencing one of the most dramatic periods of change in its history - with an escalation of conflict, a dramatic rise in poverty, and the emergence of more than 20 million… Read more
When I started working and living abroad, staying connected to family and friends back home in Kenya was important. The mobile phone has been instrumental in facilitating this communication, and more… Read more
The game of baseball, known as ‘pelota’ in the Dominican Republic, has many similarities to policy making. They both require strategy, vision, teamwork, coordination and, of course, home runs. Read more
Despite the fact that tuberculosis, a disease that has been around since ancient times, is preventable and curable, it surpassed HIV as the leading cause of death from infectious disease in 2015.… Read more
For the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to become reality, countries must be able to measure their progress and report back to their citizens and to the wider world. The 2030 Agenda provides… Read more
Did you know Indonesia is the second most generous country in the world, with a whopping 79 percent of people having donated funds in the last month?
Together with domestic private investment, which… Read more
Dramatic images from some of the world’s largest and fastest-growing cities make visible the impact of air pollution. But what the headlines do not capture is the full scope of the profoundly negative… Read more
In October 2016, the New Urban Agenda was unanimously adopted at the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Urban Development (Habitat III), serving as a new vision for our cities and… Read more